Cyprus is in the Eastern Mediterranean islands and the also the third largest among the island. North Cyprus is characterized by a unique blend of mountains, plains and beaches. It has a population of approximately 3, 00,000. It is flooded with tourists all during the year. Nicosia being the capital of Cyprus was established by the Greek and Turkish.
Cyprus specifically excels in tourism, education and agriculture which are a part of the service sector. Cyprus joined the EU as a de facto divided island but the whole of Cyprus is EU territory. Cyprus is considered one of the top destinations to study because of its education system. The most important sectors of Cyprus' economy in 2012 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services. Economy operates on a free-market basis, with a significant portion of administration costs.
Higher education in Cyprus is affordable along with a healthy lifestyle. The weather is temperate in Cyprus although experiences gorgeous weather year-round. Cyprus is the English speaking country in Europe. It is considered as a major tourist destination; hence it provides its visitors with a safe and welcoming environment.
Students from 70 different countries enroll in these universities, thus one gets to meet people from all over the world. Cyprus is choice made by thousands of students. Students with average scores also find opportunities to select from the best colleges, and the last but not the least good thing about this country is that one can study here with or without taking IELTS.
Cyprus spends more than 7% of its GDP on education, the third-highest share in the European Union after Denmark and Sweden.
Just like anywhere else, the educational system in Cyprus has its own peculiarities. Not surprisingly, the most popular specialties offered by universities in Cyprus are Hospitality Business and Tourism, although the list of all available programs is by no means limited to these ones. Although Cyprus is a member of the EU and the Bologna system, most schools and colleges are based on the American system of education, which gives students the opportunity to choose their academic load and vary their course. It has a positive impact both on students' leisure time and tuition fee, as the fewer subjects you study, the less you pay.
In most colleges classes start in February or the beginning of October. However, foreigners should register two-three weeks in advance. Institutions also receive rolling admissions for the next start date. There are no pass-fail exams. Instead, a system of testing, research essays, and group projects is used. However, the students usually take two exams in each course (subject) - in the middle and at the end of the term.
If a student is applying for admission in any Cyprus Institute, then following requirements must be fulfilled: